Sony Xperia X release date: preorder X series now up

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As what was previously announced, Sony Mobile would be releasing the new Xperia X series of flagship smartphones in the North American region. Now, the Xperia X family is available to pre-order in the region via third party retailers. The devices coming in the region are the Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia X Performance, and the Xperia XA Ultra.

Third party retailers such as Best Buy and B&H are currently taking pre-orders for the Xperia X series, particularly the Xperia X device. The Xperia X, offered on both mentioned websites, come in as factory unlocked, meaning that it would not be restricted on a single network and should work on most SIM cards available in the country.

The Xperia X would be available on June 26, while the Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance would be released on July 17, and the Xperia XA Ultra coming in last on July 24.

As for the pricing, the Xperia X would be available for a price of $550. The Xperia XA would be the cheapest among all the available models, coming in at only $280. The X Performance would be the most expensive one at $700, and the Xperia XA Ultra at $370.

Basic specs of the Xperia X include a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel Full HD resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core central processing unit (CPU) at 1.8 GHz clock speed. It packs 3 GB worth of random access memory (RAM) along with 32 GB worth of built in internal storage capacity. The device has a support for an external microSD expansion on a dedicated slot, with a maximum capacity of 200 GB.

As for the rear camera, the Xperia X features a 23-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor for high definition image capturing with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus. This new lens technology allows the camera to capture more light, leading to less noise and better low-light ability in small compressed file sizes. There is also a 13-megapixel front camera designed for low-light selfies.